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Lot 1

$45
Title: World War I Propaganda Posters: From the Collection of the University of Tokyo - Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies
Editor: Shunya Yoshimi
Publisher: University of Tokyo Press
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this volume is a catalogue documenting the extensive holdings of this First World War poster collection. The work is lavishly illustrated with color reproductions of the antique posters contained in this collection. Text is in Japanese and English. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Stiff dustjacket comes with yellow wrap-around band. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11.75" and contains 248 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 2

$225
Title: Hogarth Illustrated from His Own Manuscripts; Compiled and Arranged from the Originals
Compiler: John Ireland
Publisher: Boydell and Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1812
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in vellum with bright gilt embossing to leather spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the work of William Hogarth (1697-1764), the English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art. The work is illustrated with copperplate frontispieces, half titles, and upwards of 130 other fine copperplates. Each volume has a tailpiece vignette. The volumes have been professionally re-backed, with pictorials now pasted onto boards. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with deckled edges. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 10.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50

Lot 3

$120
Title: Villas and Cottages: A Series of Designs Prepared for Execution in the United States
Author: Calvert Vaux
Publisher: Sampson Low, Son, & Marston (London)
Printing Year: 1864

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce architectural work by English-born architect Calvert Vaux (1824 - 1895), who immigrated to the United States in 1850 and went on to gain a reputation as one of the country's greatest landscape architects. This title was his only book and forms a record of his early work in the field of domestic architecture. It contains 39 designs for well-styled, efficient and low-priced houses — rural and suburban cottages villas and town houses built in the Hudson valley during the 1850s. Each design is supplemented with detailed floor plans, perspective views, a lively commentary, and vignettes illustrating various details; front and side elevations are included in many cases. Each house admirably reflects Vaux's dictum that a house should be “comfortably planned, pleasantly designed, and soundly constructed”: close attention is paid to every aesthetic and practical detail, from ventilation and drainage to the colors and lines suggested by the surrounding landscape. The work contains many engravings and in-text illustrations of houses and their plans, including final color plate advertising color floors. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.75" and contains 348 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 4

$130
Title: Ma France
Author: Andre Kertesz
Publisher: La Manufacture
Printing Year: 1990

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with bright gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce collection of photographic work of the Hungarian-born photographer Andre Kertesz (1894 - 1985), one of the seminal figures of photojournalism, who was exiled in Paris during the 1920s and 30s. The work is illustrated with many photographs of life in France during a period of modernist experimentation. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 274 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 5

$175
Title: Hand-Woven Carpets Oriental & European
Author: A. F. Kendrick
Publisher: Benn Brothers, Limited
Printing Year: 1922
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume limited edition set

Notes: Bound in bound in tan buckram with gilt titles and illustrations to boards, this antique set is a scarce scholarly study of the history of carpet-making by Alfred Frank Kendrick (1872 -1954) that has become a standard in the field. This is copy number 13 of 1000. First volume is illustrated with fold-out frontispiece plate (plate shows minor loss at fold, see image); volume two is made up of 205 plates, including 19 in color, with two maps at rear. The volumes show very mild external age/wear, with second volume showing rippling along front gutter and side edge. Both volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 9.25" x 11.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50

Lot 6

$350
Title: Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages
Author: Henry Shaw
Publisher: William Pickering (London)
Printing Year: 1843
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter black cloth with marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce study of French and English costume and jewels from the 7th to 17th century taken from miniatures, tombs, stained glass windows, tapestries. The work is illustrated with with 94 hand-colored engraved plates in total, and two pages of colored illuminated commentary to follow each plate. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages and marbled endpapers. The books measure approximately 8" x 11.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50

Lot 7

$100
This original World War I poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

Brightly colored Allied Navy vessel cuts off oncoming German U-Boot threatening Allied convoy.

Title: They Kept the Sea Lanes Open
Artist: L. A. Shafer
Printer: W. F. Powers Co. Litho.
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 39" by 29.25"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Invest in the Victory Liberty Loan. Additional margin text includes: G3B.

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has some light creasing and wear concentrated at the edges. There are several victory bond stickers still attached to margins. This poster has not been folded, taped or pinned. There is a 3.5" tear from the top edge into the uppermost area of the image. There are two tears, one on the left side and another at the top, measuring approximately 2" that just break the plane of the picture. Top and bottom edges show loss of material and wrinkling. The brightness of the image still makes this poster a truly a remarkable find. The shipping cost (within the lower 48 states) will be: $8.50

Lot 8

$275
Title: The International Competition for a New Administration Building for the Chicago Tribune, Containing all the Designs Submitted in Response to the Chicago Tribune's $100,000 Offer Commemorating Its Seventy Fifth Anniversary, June 10, 1922
Publisher: Tribune Company
Printing Year: 1923 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in coarse burlap with with leather spine label and cover title label stamped in gilt, this antique volume is a scarce history of the Tribune Tower competition. In 1922, the Chicago Tribune hosted an international design competition for its new headquarters, and offered a prize for "the most beautiful and eye-catching building in the world." The competition worked brilliantly for months as a publicity stunt, and the resulting entries still reveal a unique turning point in American architectural history. The winner was a neo-Gothic design by New York architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. Their design used structural shapes (ogival arches) and ornamentation (gargoyles) and is capped with flying buttresses at the top. Gothic-skyscraper styles were the vogue in 1922, based on precedent set by the Woolworth Building of 1913. The entry that many perceived as the best—a radically simplified tower by the Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen—took second place. Saarinen's tower, which anticipated the coming impact of stripped-down modernism on building form, was preferred by critics like Louis Sullivan, and was a strong influence on the next generation of skyscrapers — including Raymond Hood's own subsequent work on the McGraw-Hill Building and Rockefeller Center. The 1929 Gulf Building in Houston, Texas, designed by architects Alfred C. Finn, Kenneth Franzheim, and J. E. R. Carpenter, is a full realization of that Saarinen design. César Pelli's 181 West Madison Street Building in Chicago is also thought to be inspired by Saarinen's design. Other Tribune tower entries by figures like Walter Gropius, Bertram Goodhue, Bruno Taut, and Adolf Loos remain intriguing suggestions of what might have been.

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece and 281 monochrome plates of architectural drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 12.75" and contains 103 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 9

$100
Title: Essay on the Construction of Cottages Suited for the Dwellings of the Labouring Classes for which the Premium Was Voted by the Highland Society of Scotland. Illustrated by Working Plans of Single and Combined Cottages on Different Scales of Accommodation and Cost. Also with Specifications, Details and Estimates
Author: George Smith
Publisher: Blackie & Son
Printing Year: 1834

Condition/Details: Bound in dark green cloth with paper pastedown title label to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce architectural work. "Most of the books on cottage architecture hitherto published, exhibit only designs for dwellings in which picturesque effect is the object principally attended to, while the accommodation of the interior arrangements, to the circumstances of the intended inhabitants is seldom kept sufficiently in view by the architect. But the Highland Society of Scotland considering it of great importance to improve the dwellings of the peasantry, did, in the year 1832, offer a premium for the essay 'on the construction and disposition of dwellings for the labouring classes, calculated to combine salubrity and convenience with economy.' The plans of cottages sent in competition for the premium, were, however, in general on too expensive a scale, and were deficient in the arrangements necessary for the health and comfort of the inhabitants. The offer was therefore repeated in 1833; and the author of this work having submitted a series of plans, accompanied with descriptions and remarks, which met the approbation of the Directors, the premium was adjudged to him. This Essay and prize plans in an extended form, are now offered to the public at the suggestion, and under the patronage of the Highland Society of Scotland, in the hope that they may be the means of ameliorating, in some measure, the condition of that large portion of the population, for whose benefit they have been designed."

The work contains in-text illustrations and 11 fold-out plates of houses and their plans. The volume shows light external age/wear. Binding is cracked just before introduction. Age-toned pages are unmarked. Well-preserved volume is in protective plastic cover. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 9.25" and contains 38 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 10

$350
Title: Trattato di Costruzioni Civili di G. A. Breymann
Author: Gustav Adolf Breymann
Publisher: Casa Editrice Dottor Francesco Vallardi (Milan)
Printing Year: 1884
Number of Volumes: 5 volume set

Notes: Three leatherette folding cases with ribbon ties contain this antique five-volume set of plates of architectural designs. These volumes are a scarce work on architecture by German architect G. A. Breymann (1807 - 1852). The author had intended this work to be employed by young architects, and it provides basic information on the elements and systems used in civil construction. The treatise constituted a new mode of architectural instruction, as it focused on component parts rather than the finished work, with particular attention being paid to the innovations that the industrial advances of the day were making possible. The Italian edition of the original "Baukonstruktionslehre" by Francesco Vallardi integrates annotations that address conditions and norms particular to Italy. The cases show mild external age/wear. Pages are clean and lightly age toned. The cases measure approximately 9.5" x 12.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50

Lot 11

$22
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This lot includes the following group of titles:

- Paradise Possessed: The Rex Nan Kivell Collection edited by Susan Shortridge - Dated 1998 by National Library of Australia (Canberra) - Square format book in wrappers.
- Science Under Sail: Russia's Great Voyages to America, 1728-1867 by Barbara Sweetland Smith - Dated 2000 by Anchorage Museum of History and Art - Oblong book in wrappers.
- Recreation and Idleness: The Pacific Travels of John La Farge by James L. Yarnall - Dated 1998 by Vance Jordan Fine Art Inc. - Solidly bound in wrappers.
- Lure of the Southern Seas: The Voyages of Dumont D'Urvill, 1826-1840 by Susan Hunt et al. - Dated 2002 by Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales - Solidly bound in wrappers with folding flap on front and rear cover. Rear cover is slightly worn at bottom left corner.
- Filipinas, Puerta de Oriente: De Legazpi a Malaspina - Dated 2003 by Lunwerg Editores - Solidly bound in wrappers with folding flap on front and rear cover.

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 12

$200
Title: Essays on Art
Author: Max Weber
Publisher: William Edwin Rudge
Printing Year: 1916 Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers with front cover woodcut design by author, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of the author's second book. Max Weber (1881-1961) was a Polish-American painter who worked in the style of cubism. The author's inscription on title page reads as follows: "To Mrs. Wilton M. Putman / with deep appreciation and / kindest regards from / Max Weber / Great Neck, NY, Nov. 24, '58." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 10.25" and contains 77 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 13

$35
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This lot includes the following group of titles:

- Te Puawai O Ngai Tahu/Twelve Contemporary Ngai Tahu Artists by Anna Rogers - Dated 2003 by Christchurch Art Gallery - in wrappers.
- Remembering Barak by Judith Ryan et al. - Dated 2003 by Counsil of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria - In wrappers.
- Taonga Maori: Treasures of the New Zealand Maori People by Wiremu Cooper et al. - Dated 1989 by Austrailian Museum - In wrappers.
- Mythos Tahiti Sudsee: Traum und Realitat by Ingrid Heermann - Dated 1987 by Dietrich Reimer - In wrappers.
- Ilan Pasin - Undated by Cairns Regional Gallery - In wrappers. Very bottom of spine is slightly worn, having a very minor effect on the textblock.
- Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius by Hetti Perkins & Hannah Fink - Dated 2000 by Art Gallery of New South Wales - In wrappers.

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 14

$55
Title: Antologica Berrocal (1955 - 1984)
Publisher: Ministerio de Cultura
Printing Year: 1984

Condition/Details: Bound in original illustrated wrappers, this volume is a scarce catalogue of the 1984 retrospective in Madrid of the works of sculptor Miguel Berrocal (1933 - 2006), an artist best known for his "puzzle sculptures." The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of works that include graphic "documents" and a great variety of sculptures that are presented thematically. This book contains introductory essays by Julian Gallego and Franco Passoni. There are also an autobiography by Berrocal, bibliographic information and a catalog of his works. Text is in Spanish. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 8.25" x 11.75" and contains 496 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50

Lot 15

$30
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This lot includes the following group of titles on political cartoons and satire:

- Political Cartoons and Caricatures: From the Collection of Michael Alexander Kahn edited by Jerry Kelly - Dated 2007 by Grolier Club - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine.
- Francisco Rivero Gil (1899-1972) by Salvador Caretero Rebes - Dated 1999 by Museo de Bellas Artes - Exhibition catalogue solidly bound in wrappers with folding flap on front and rear cover.
- Eurobollocks!: Britain's Relationship with 'Europe', 1957-2007 - Dated 2007 by Trustees of the Cartoon Museum - Exhibition catalogue solidly bound in wrappers.
- Grossstadtfieber: 75 Jahre The New Yorker edited by Gisela Vetter-Liebenow - Dated 2000 by Hatje Cantz Verlag
- Herzenspein und Nasenschmerz: Karikaturen und comics in Wilhelm-Busch-Museum, Hannover by Hans Joachim Neyer - Dated 2006 by Wilhelm-Busch-Gesellschaft (Hannover) - In dustjacket.

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 16

$275
This original World War I poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

A bald eagle looms against a blue background as fighter planes circle at its feet.

Title: Keep Him Free
Artist: Charles Livingston Bull
Printer: Ketterlinus (Philadelphia)
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 20" by 30"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Buy War Savings Stamps Issued by the United States Treasury Department.

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has some light creasing and wear concentrated at the edges. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped. Top of poster has two tack marks. Truly a remarkable find in this condition. The shipping cost (within the lower 48 states) will be: $8.50

Lot 17

$35
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This lot includes the following group of titles on international photography expos:

- Vive les Modernites!: Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie - Arles photography by Alexandre Rodtchenko - Dated 1999 by Actes Sud - Wrappers.
- John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 2002, Ten Years: A Celebration 1993-2002 edited by Liz Jobey - Dated 2002 by National Portrait Gallery - Wrappers.
- One Hundred & Forty Fifth International Print Exhibition Catalogue 2002 - Dated 2002 by Royal Photographic Society - Wrappers.
- Huesca Imagen by Juan Naranjo et al. - Undated - Wrappers.
- Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal 1999 by Pierre Blache et al. - Dated 1999 by 400 Coups - Wrappers.
- Mois de la Photo a Paris - Dated 1996 by Maison Européenne de la Photographie - Wrappers.

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 18

$50
Title: Delft - Faience
Author: Christine Lahaussois
Publisher: Reunion des musees nationaux
Printing Year: 2008

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial blue, white and black boards, this volume is a uncommon scholarly work on Delftware, the blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in the Netherlands and the tin-glazed pottery made in the Netherlands from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The work is profusely illustrated with bright color pictures, including many full-page photographs. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The front cover of the dustjacket has a barely noticeable three-inch tear in the middle. The book measures approximately 11" x 14" and contains 224 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50

Lot 19

$90
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This lot includes the following group of titles on German painter Otto Dix and expressionist art:

- Gussmann\Lange\Dix: Albstadts Dresdner Kunst by Veronika Mertens et al. - Dated 2006 by Stadtische Galerie Albstadt - Solidly bound in wrappers with folding flaps on fronta and rear cover.
- Otto Dix, Werke der 20er Jahre: Aquarelle - Zeichnungen - Graphik - Dated 1986 by Galerie Michael Neumann - Wrappers with folding flaps on front and rear cover.
- Otto Dix by Serge Sabarsky - Dated 1987 by Edition Cantz (Stuttgart) - Solidly bound in wrappers.
- Otto Dix: Die zeichnungen im Dresdner Kupferstich-Kabinett katalog des bestandes by Hans-Ulrich Lehmann - Dated 1991 by Staatliche Kunstsammlungen (Dresden) - Solidly bound in wrappers with folding flaps on front and rear cover.
- Beckmann - Dix - Hubbuch: Auf papier/na papire - Dated 2006 by Kunstmuseum Bayreuth, Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen & Galerie der Bildenden Kunst Cheb/Eger - Exhibition catalogue with German and Czech text.

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 20

$90
This original World War I poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

After experiencing his wife's death, a man weeps desolately, as he is consoled by his emaciated little daughter in a hospital ward. In the background of this hospital deathbed scene, doctors stand looking on helplessly.

Title: After a Zeppelin Raid in London
Artist: Louis Raemaekers
Printer: Brown, Robertson
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 12" by 19"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: "But mother had done nothing wrong, had she, Daddy?" Prevent This in New York / Invest in LIBERTY BONDS. Additional margin text includes: 104 Liberty Loan Committee, Second Federal Reserve District, One Twenty Broadway, New York.

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has some light creasing and wear concentrated at the edges. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. Truly a remarkable find in this condition. The shipping cost (within the lower 48 states) will be: $8.50

Lot 21

$28
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This auction lot includes the following group of titles on U.S. photography:

- One Side of Broadway by Matthew Buckingham - Dated 2005 - In wrappers.
- Smokers and Sleepers by Jerome Mallmann - Dated 2004 by Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison - In wrappers.
- American Beauty by David Graham - Dated 1987 by Aperture - In dustjacket.
- Declaring Independence by David Graham - Dated 2004 by Pond Press - In dustjacket.
- Outside and Inside America by Bill Dane - Dated 1993 by Los Condes de Gabia - Wrappers in dustjacket.
- After the Photo-Secession: American Pictorial Photography 1910-1955 by Christian A. Peterson - Dated 1997 by Minneapolis Institute of Arts in association with W.W. Norton & Company - Stated first edition in dustjacket.

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 22

$60
This original World War I poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

Soldier looking off to the horizon, holding his bayonetted-rifle at his side.

Title: The A.E.F. to the President:
Artist: C. LeRoy Baldridge, Pvt. Imf; on duty with The Stars and Stripes Official Publication of the A.E.F
Printer: Robert Gair Co., Brooklyn, NY
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 20" by 30"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: "If the folks back home fall short on the billions you need, Mr. President, call on us for the balance. We like our pay - but if we have to we can go without it. Yours for Victory, A.E.F France, Sept. 7, 1918." Top Margin reads: Straight from the Trenches. Originated and produced for the Liberty Loan Committee entirely by members of the American Expeditionary Force. Bottom Margin reads: 4th Liberty Loan Additional margin text includes: F.309

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has some light creasing and wear concentrated at the edges. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. Truly a remarkable find in this condition. The shipping cost (within the lower 48 states) will be: $8.50

Lot 23

$60
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This lot includes the following group of titles on posters:

- Lahden IX Julistebiennale/Lahti IX Poster Biennale edited by Ulla Aartomaa - Dated 1991 by Poster Museum Lahti - Square format exhibition catalogue in wrappers. English and Finnish text.
- Pilot: Posters - Dated 1991 by Pilot - Folding flap on front and rear cover.
- IV Miedzynarodowe biennale plakatu Warszawa, 1972/IVe biennale Internationale de l'affiche Varsovie, 1972 - Dated 1972 by Miedzynarodowe Biennale Plakatu (Warsaw) - Oblong exhibition catalogue in wrappers with Polish and French text. Shows wear on covers and spine. Front cover detached from textblock, rear cover taped to spine. Front endpapers detached.
- Polish Posters: Combat on Paper, 1960-1990 edited by Aline Benjamin & Carol Rickard - Dated 1996 by Katonah Museum of Art - Exhibition catalogue solidly bound in wrappers.
- Polski Plakat Filmowy: 100-lecie kina w Polsce, 1896-1996/Polish Film Poster: 100th Anniversary of The Cinema in Poland, 1896-1996 - Dated 1996 by Krzysztof Dydo Galeria Plakatu - Stated first edition. Exhibition catalogue solidly bound in wrappers with folding flap on front and rear cover.

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 24

$30
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Japanese art:

- The Paintings of Jakuchu by Money L. Hickman & Yasuhiro Sato - Dated 1989 by Asia Society Galleries - wrappers
- Mount Fuji: Sacred Mountain of Japan by Uhlenbeck & Molenaar - Dated 2000 by Hotei Publishing, Leiden - wrappers
- Von Siebold and Japan - Dated 1988 by Tokyo National Museum / Kyoto National Museum / Nagoya City Museum - wrappers, texts in Japanese and English, with captions in Japanese
- Les arts du Japon a l'epoque d'Edo, 1603 - 1868: Peinture, sculpture, estampe, porcelaine, textile, laque, armure by Chantal Kozyreff - Dated 2003 by La Renaissance du livre - wrappers
- Art bouddhique japonais: Sculptures et peintures de la prefecture de Hyogo (VIIeme -XIXeme siecle) / Japanse boeddhistische kunst: Beelden en schilderijen van de prefectuur Hyogo (7de - 19de eeuw) - Dated 1989 by Banque Bruxelles Lambert - wrappers, texts in French and Dutch

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 25

$45
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This lot includes the following group of titles on cars/art:

- Modelle: Form, Spiel, Kult Mercedes-Benz by Gotz Adriani & Wolfgang Rolli - Dated 2000 by Hatje Cantz Verlag
- Auto-nom: Das Automobil in der zeitgenossischen Kunst by Werner Lippert et al. - Dated 2003 by Hatje Cantz Verlag - Oblong book.
- The Car and the Camera: The Detroit School of Automotive Photography by David L. Lewis & Bill Rauhauser - Dated 1996 by Detroit Institute of Arts & Wayne State University Press - Oblong book in wrappers.
- Pleins phares: art contemporain et automobile by Fabienne Fulcheri - Dated 2007 by Musee national - Oblong exhibition catalogue in wrappers.
- Der Stern ihrer Sehnsucht - Plakate und Anzeigen von Mercedes-Benz.: Zeitdokumente der Gebrauchskunst von 1900 bis 1960. by Paul Simsa et al. - Dated 1995 by Mercedes-Benz AG
- Und lauft und lauft und lauft: Kafer, New Beetle und die perfekte Form edited by Nils Jockel & Werner Lippert - Dated 1999 by Prestel - In dustjacket.

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 26

$200
This original World War I poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

A line of four black Allied biplanes trailing out into the horizon as they fly over a train, drawn in red, traveling full speed.

Title: The Victory Loan Flyers
Artist: K. Watkins
Printer: Sackett & Wilhelms Corporation New York
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 20" by 30"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Watch for the Airplane Special. Additional margin text includes: 20.C

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has some light creasing and wear concentrated at the edges. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. There is a very small watermark on the upper right-hand edge. The upper third of the poster has tiny black spots. The shipping cost (within the lower 48 states) will be: $8.50

Lot 27

$55
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This lot includes the following group of solidly bound titles in wrappers on 17th century Italian art:

- Sovrane Passioni: Le raccolte d'arte della Ducale Galleria Estense edited by Jadranka Bentini - Dated 1998 by Federico Motta Editore (Milan) - Exhibition catalogue with folding flap on front and rear cover.
- Dal mediovo a Canova: Sculture dei Musei Civici di Padova dal Trecento all'Ottocento by Davide Banzato - Dated 2000 by Marsilio Editore (Venice) - Exhibition catalogue.
- Giovan Battista Gaulli: Il Baciccio, 1639-1709 edited by Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco et al. - Dated 1999 by Skira editore (Milan) - In slipcase. Exhibition catalogue with folding flap on front and rear cover.
- Napoli!: Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte - Dated 1996 by Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland - Exhibition catalogue with folding flap on front and rear cover.
- Pietra Dipinta: Tesori nascosti del '500 e del '600 da una collezione privata milanese edited by Marco Bona Castellotti - Dated 2000 by Frederico Motta Editore - Exhibition catalogue with folding flap on front and rear cover.
- Tanzio da Varallo: Realismo fervore e contemplazione in un pittore del Seicento edited by Marco Bona Castellotti - Dated 2000 by Frederico Motta Editore - In slipcase. Exhibition catalogue with folding flap on front and rear cover.

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 28

$30
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This auction lot includes the following group of titles on quilt making:

- In the Heart of Pennsylvania: Symposium Papers by Jeanette Lasansky et al. - Dated 1986 by Oral Traditions Project - wrappers
- In the Heart of Pennsylvania: 19th and 20th Century Quiltmaking Traditions by Jeanette Lasansky - Dated 1985 by Oral Traditions Project - wrappers
- Pieced by Mother: Over 100 Years of Quiltmaking Traditions by Jeanette Lasansky - Dated 1987 by Oral Traditions Project - wrappers
- Poetry in a Steel Mill: Tapestries by Mildred T. Johnstone by Ruta T. Saliklis - Dated 2003 by Allentown Art Museum - exhibition catalogue in wrappers
- Quilts des Amish, 1870 - 1930 - Dated 1988 by Musee des arts decoratifs de la Ville de Lausanne - wrappers

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 29

$35
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This auction lot includes the following group of titles on jazz, music and art:

- Jazz et Photograhie - Dated 1983 by ARC / Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris / Paris Audiovisuel - This was the original presentation for the Paris Jazz Festival and it is lavishly illustrated with photographs by such noted artists as Cartier-Bresson, Charbonnier, Halsman, Koudelka, Wilmer. Original wrappers that show minor wear and some smudging to covers. Pages are clean and bright.
- Boogie Woogie: Kuvataide ja jazz - Art and Jazz - Dated 2007 by Kunsthalle Helsinki - exhibition catalogue in wrappers, text is in Finnish and English
- Ring the Banjar!: The Banjo in America from Folklore to Factory by Robert Lloyd Webb - Dated 1984 by MIT Museum - exhibition catalogue in wrappers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 30

$130
Title: Ben Shahn
Author: Bernarda Bryson Shahn
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Printing Year: 1972

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this square folio is a scarce monograph of the Lithuanian-born American artist's major work, offering representations of it in all its variety of techniques and disciplines, from 1921 till his death in 1969. Although the artist is best known for his works of social realism, a great variety of artistic productions is presented in genres that include murals, illuminated verse, stained glass windows, mosaics, stage decor, posters, graphics, and paintings in tempera, watercolor and goache. The work contains with many full-page color and black-and-white illustrations, including tipped-in plates and several fold-out illustrations. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Brightly-colored dustjacket is intact with a small tear to the bottom edge of outside corner. An issue of "Hadassah Magazine" (March 1999) containing an article entitled "Ben Shahn Revisited" has been laid in. The book measures approximately 13.75" x 14.25" and contains 373 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50

Lot 31

$55
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This lot includes the following group of titles on pop art:

- Andy Warhol: The Factory Years, 1964 - 1967 by Nat Finkelstein - Dated 1989 by Sidgwick & Jackson (London) - notation
- Andy Warhol: "Ich erkannte, das alles, was ich tue, mit dem Tod zusammenhangt" by Karl-Egon Vester - No date provided by Verlag Michael Kellner - wrappers
- Global Warhol by Dino Pedriali et al. - Dated 2003 by Mondadori Electa (Milan) - exhibition catalogue in wrappers, text in Italian
- Pop Art America Europa dalla Collezione Ludwig - Dated 1987 by Electa (Milan) - wrappers
- British Pop by Marco Livingstone - Dated 2005 by Fundacion Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao - exhibition catalogue in wrappers, text in Basque, Spanish and English
- Pop Art - Dated 1995 by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam - wrappers, text in Dutch

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 32

$30
This original World War I poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

A framed message is presented with mythological figures standing over coins that flow out of sack, and along side of and below a long list of battles.

Title: Remember and Invest
Artist: JMH
Printer: Sackett and Wilhelms Corp. NY
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 20" by 30"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Argonne, Chateau-Thierry, St. Mihiel, Belleau-Wood, Cantigny, Soissons, Vesle, (remaining names covered by crouching figure). Victory Liberty Loan Woman's Liberty Loan Committee.

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has some light creasing and wear concentrated at the edges. There is a small tear at the bottom of poster. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. There is a 4" tear below the center of the poster. The shipping cost (within the lower 48 states) will be: $8.50

Lot 33

$50
Title: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Fotogramas, 1922 - 1943
Publisher: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid)
Printing Year: 1997

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this Spanish-language volume is a scarce catalogue of an exhibition of the work of Moholy-Nagy (1895 - 1946), a Hungarian painter and photographer as well as professor in the Bauhaus school. He was highly influenced by constructivism and was a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. One of his main focuses was on photography. He coined the term "the New Vision" for his belief that photography could create a whole new way of seeing the outside world that the human eye could not. His theory of art and teaching was summed up in the book "The New Vision, from Material to Architecture." He experimented with the photographic process of exposing light sensitive paper with objects overlaid on top of it, called photogram. This catalogue is profusely illustrated with examples of these photograms. The volume shows light external age/wear, with bumped corners, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 11.5" and contains 236 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 34

$55
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Chinese calligraphy:

- Character and Context in Chinese Calligraphy by Cary Y. Liu et al. - Dated 1999 by The Art Museum, Princeton University - exhibition catalogue in wrappers
- Ancient Chinese Calligraphic Rubbings - Dated 2001 by Peking University Library and the Art Museum, the Chinese University of Hong Kong - dustjacket, captions in Chinese and English
- L'art chinois de l'ecriture: Essai sur la calligraphie by Jean Francois Billeter - Dated 2001 by Skira / Seuil - dustjacket

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 35

$60
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This auction lot includes the following group of catalogues of (exhibitions on) masks:

- Masques du monde...: L'univers du masque dans les collections du musée international du Carnaval et du Masque de Binche - Dated 2000 by La Renaissance du Livre - dustjacket
- Masken: Gesichter aus anderen Welten - Dated 2004 by Museum Rietberg Zurich - wrappers
- Masks of Mexico: Tigers, Devils, and the Dance of Life by Barbara Mauldin - Dated 1999 by Museum of New Mexico Press - First printing in dustjacket, catalogue of the collections housed in the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Masked Rituals of Afikpo: The Context of an African Art by Simon Ottenberg - Dated 1975 by University of Washington Press - dustjacket with small tears to edges
- International Festival of Masks - Dated 1984 by Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles) - wrappers
- Die Macht der Maske by Eva Kreissl - Dated 2007 by Verlag Bibliothek der Provinz - wrappers

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 36

$80
This original World War I poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

A worker in the foreground carries a square containing the symbol of the YMCA, forming a parallel to the action of the charging soldier in silhouette, as a gray-haired officer watches over him/them.

Title: Workers Lend Your Strength to the Red Triangle
Artist: Gil Spear
Printer: NA
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 19.75" by 27.25"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Help the "Y" Help the Fighters Fight. United War Work Campaign - November 11 to 18.

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has some light creasing and wear concentrated at the edges. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. Truly a remarkable find in this condition. The shipping cost (within the lower 48 states) will be: $8.50

Lot 37

$10
Title: La peau est ce qu'il y a de plus profond
Publisher: Musee des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes
Printing Year: 2005

Condition/Details: Bound in wrappers, this volume is a scarce catalogue of an exhibition dedicated to skin. The title is a slight variation of a statement by French poet Paul Valery "Ce qu’il y a de plus profond dans l’être humain, c’est la peau." The work is lavishly illustrated with many bright color photographs. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This catalogue includes a CD. The book measures approximately 8" x 10.25" and contains 111 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 38

$70
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This auction lot includes the following group of titles on African art:

- A Closer Look: Local Styles in the Yoruba Art Collection of the Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal by Hans Witte - Dated 2004 by Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal
- Art by Metamorphosis: Selections of African Art from the Spelman College Collection by Dele Jegede - Dated 1988 by Spelman College - wrappers, published on occasion of the inauguration of Johnetta B. Cole, seventh president of Spelman College
- Africa Is in My Mind: Afrikanische Kunst aus der Sammlung Reinhard Klimmt by Till Forster - Dated 2002 by Vertretung des Saarlandes beim Bund, Berlin - wrappers
- Afrikanische Kunst aus der Sammlung Han Coray, 1916 - 1928 by Miklos Szalay - Dated 1995 by Prestel Verlag (Munich) - exhibition catalogue in dustjacket
- Sehen lernen: Eine Sammlung afrikanischer Figuren by Scharf & Dubois - Dated 1999 by DuMont (Cologne) - exhibition catalogue in dustjacket

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 39

$55
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This lot includes the following group of titles on Paris photography:

- Picture Paris: Monuments d'une nouvelle generation / Landmarks of a New Generation by Mahasti Afshar - Dated 1998 by J. Paul Getty Trust - exhibition catalogue in wrappers
- Objectif Paris: Images de la ville a travers cinq collections photographiques parisiennes - Dated 2003 by Phileas Fogg / Paris musées - exhibition catalogue in wrappers
- Objectif Paris 2: Images de la ville a travers cinq collections photographiques parisiennes by Anne Cartier-Bresson - Dated 2005 by Paris musees - exhibition catalogue
- Paris vor 50 Jahren by Fritz Henle - Dated 1989 by Edition Braus (Heidelberg) - exhibition catalogue in dustjacket
- Atget Paris by Laure Beaumont-Maillet - Dated 2007 by Hazan - wrappers

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 40

$140
Title: Les arts du metal: receuil descriptif et raisonne des principaux objects ayant figure a l'exposition de 1880 de L'Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts
Editor: J. B. Giraud
Publisher: A. Quantin, Imprimeur-Editeur (Paris)
Printing Year: 1881

Condition/Details: Bound in half cloth, this antique elephant folio is a scarce catalogue of the principal objects displayed at the 1880 exposition of the Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts. Giraud was curator of the Museum of Archeologies of Lyon. The work is illustrated with 50 rotogravure plates, with separate commentary provided for each. The volume shows light external age/wear, with bumped corners and minor fraying to edges. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages and marbled endpapers. There is foxing to endpapers and title page, with occasional spotting to margins of remaining pages. The book measures approximately 13" x 16" and contains 59 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50

Lot 41

$55
This lot is part of a large group of art, architecture and photography books from a specialized bookseller that reviews and selects scholarly material for academic art libraries. This auction lot includes the following group of titles on African-American photography:

- Portraiture & The Harlem Renaissance: The Photographs of James L. Allen by Camara Dia Holloway - Dated 1999 by Yale University Art Gallery - In wrappers.
- 20 x 24: Recent Portraits by Lyle Ashton Harris - Dated 1999 by Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art - In wrappers.
- Haven House/Imperial Courts by Dana Lixenberg - Dated 1999 by Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies - In wrappers.
- African American Vernacular Photography: Selections from the Daniel Cowin Collection by Brian Wallis & Deborah Willis - Dated 2005 by International Center of Photography - Stated first edition.
- Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance by Richard J. Powell et al. - Dated 1997 by Hayward Gallery - In wrappers.

Nearly all the books from this collection are in almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 42

$175
This original World War I poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

A line of female workers boldly marches in step leading masses of workers in this graphic. This poster was produced as part of the United War Work Campaign which brought together seven organizations--the YMCA, the YWCA, the American Library Association, the War Camp Community Service, the Knights of Columbus, the Jewish Welfare Board, and the Salvation Army--into one large funding drive charged with raising over $170 million for the war in 1918. In a public address in 1917, John D. Rockefeller described the War Work Campaign as “the greatest voluntary altruistic endeavor the world has ever known. For the first time in history, people of Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant faith are standing side by side and working in closest cooperation for a great common cause.”

Title: For Every Fighter, A Woman Worker Y. W. C. A.
Artist: Ernest Hamlin Baker
Printer: United States Prtg & Lith Co. NY
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 28" by 42"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Back Our Second Line of Defense, United War Work Campaign.

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has some light creasing and wear concentrated at the edges. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. There is a tear from the top edge measuring 2.5". Truly a remarkable find in this condition. The shipping cost (within the lower 48 states) will be: $8.50

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